(Photo courtesy of VUID)
WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?
Spor, the solar-powered battery charger from Drexel students, raised $225,000, according to a new SEC filing. That’s from an undisclosed group of out-of-state angel investors, said Spor spokesman David Hunt. The crew raised more than $112,000 on Kickstarter this summer and $20,000 from angel investors last spring.
WHO’S MAKING MOVES?
Spotlight, the social network from a startup called VUID, gave away its first $10,000 prize last week, according to a release. Spotlight plans to give away $10,000 every month to the user who gains the most “likes” on their posts, though after August winner Adam Englehart, it’ll be split up into $2,000 weekly contests and $500 daily contests, said cofounder Kevin Brophy. Englehart got more than 37,000 likes on the app, according to the release.
Jeff Shiau no longer leads Kensington coworking space Impact Hub Philadelphia, according to this tweet. Shiau hasn’t gotten back to us on if he’s returned to the West Coast and is still with Impact Hub (though his LinkedIn says so).
WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?
Inc. released their list of the 5,000 fastest growing businesses in the country. Local mentions include Revzilla, 1SEO,Futura Mobility,Greenphire, Medical Guardian, Stroll, PipelineDeals, Elite SEM and Think Brownstone. See the whole list here.
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